Originally Posted by blueyedsoul
Well, I did run into quite a few issues at 4.8GHz, even after pushing past 1.25v, so there's definitely a major climb at that speed. I'm not sure if I want to keep pushing it - temps have not been an issue at all so far. With my current settings, I haven't seen it go above 67c.
I'm going to let Prime95 run while I'm at work today to see how it does on an extended test. Do you have any other recommendations I should try to stress it with?
With Prime95, make sure you have version 27.7 with AVX instructions, it stresses the CPU a lot more than previous versions. Set it to custom, change the memory to 90% of your total, so if you have 8GB (8000mb), set that number to 7200. You can change the time per FFT if you don't want to wait close to 24hrs for it to finish an entire loop. There are 82 FFT lengths, so you can figure the time required to finish that. Let it run through the entire loop.
Afterwards you can do a quick 1 thread test to make sure your stable on that. If you crash it's probably cause the voltage is dropping too much during a single core load.
IBT is a good quick test and heat generator, to see what your temps are like at MAX.